Agreement Is Made This Day Of

However, until the First World War, the southern states continued to celebrate separate confederal commemorations. Confederation Memorial Day is still celebrated today in some states as a holiday next to Memorial Day. As the wars continued with World War II and the Korean War, Congress was asked to amend the original law of 1938 so that the holiday would include more veterans than just World War I veterans. On June 1, 1954, Armistice Day became Veterans` Day, which was to honor all U.S. veterans. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed this law. While people have been commemorating the victims of soldiers since there have been conflicts, Memorial Day, as we know it in the United States, began during the American Civil War. During the war, some people began to decorate the graves of soldiers killed during the battle and to give them prayers. And at the end of the civil war, people from the North and the South continued to worship the fallen soldiers in this way. As the practice of decorating soldiers` graves became more and more common, it began to gain more formal recognition.

In the late 400s AD, Pope Gelasius finished the feast and realized that his pagan roots were in direct opposition to Christianity. In an attempt to Christianize the holiday, Pope Gelasius decided to replace Lupercalia with a Christian holiday. In the Middle Ages, people associated this holiday with love and romance, especially after Geoffrey Chaucer`s The Parliament of the Crowds, a poem about birds finding their mates. I went there and would now like to take my 10,000 steps a day, if that is possible. But sticking to healthy habits hasn`t necessarily been easy for me in 2020. Unlike me, my mother did not make excuses and took an average of nearly 7,000 steps a day when Spain was in total lockdown between March and early June 2020. She did it by making her apartment really not so big in Barcelona……